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PUBLICATION DAY HAS ARRIVED! At the Table of Wolves is now availableand I’m very excited to be out and about signing, presenting, and generally showing up here and there. Please drop by and say hello!

July 12. SEATTLE. Reading and signing, University Book Store with Nancy Kress, who will be reading from Tomorrow’s Kin.

July 15. LEAVENWORTH, WA. Signing, A Book For All Seasons. 2:00–4:00 PM.

July 18. PODCAST interview, Bill Kenower’s Author to Author; 2:00 PM PDT, and available for later listening, too.

July 20. WENATCHEE, WA. Signing and talk. Wenatchee Library. 6:30 PM.

July 21-23. SEATTLE. Pacific Northwest Writers Association Conference;   Friday, 8 PM Autograph party; Saturday, 10 AM The Glorious Middle of the Novel; Saturday, 4 PM Landscapes of Fantasy: From Mythic to Diesel Punk.

August 4-6. PORTLAND, OR. Presentations and signing. Willamette Writers Conference, Portland, OR. Sat. 3:30, Landscapes of Fantasy: From Mythic to Diesel Punk; Sunday, 8 AM,
The Glorious Middle: The hidden structure of pages 100-300

August 29, 10 AM. PODCAST interview. Susan Wingate’s Dialogue Between the Lines. 10:00 AM and available for later listening, too.

November 2-5. SAN ANTONIO, TX. World Fantasy convention. Schedule TBA.

November 18-20. PORTLAND, OR. Orycon science fiction and fantasy convention.

Hope to see you: friends, readers, acquaintances, fellow authors!

To order:

www.amazon.com.

B&N.

Signed copy.

At the Table of Wolves gets a star

So pleased to report that Publishers Weekly gave my forthcoming novel a starred review! Very happy about this, and also, I must admit, relieved. As you might imagine, waiting for big reviews just prior to publication date can be a nail-biting exercise.

Will people get my book, the things I was trying to accomplish, trying to say? Will they enjoy my story concept and characters? Or . . . or . . . (My fellow authors can fill in the blanks on pre-pub-day anxiety and dark imaginings.) But so far, so good. Publication day: July 11. For a list of my appearances, please see here  (scroll to bottom.)

PW Starred Review: At the Table of Wolves

At the Table of WolvesVeteran SF/F author Kenyon turns to historical paranormal fantasy in this compelling recreation of an alternate 1936 Britain rife with espionage, intrigue, and moral ambiguities. Idealistic young journalist Kim Tavistock, raised in America but now settled into her father’s stately home in Yorkshire, grapples with the suspicion that her father may be, like many of his aristocratic class, a Nazi sympathizer. King Edward will soon abandon the throne for “that woman,” Wallis Simpson, who is herself dangerously close to Erich von Ritter, a character loosely based on the seductive real-life Nazi agent Joachim von Ribbentrop. Kenyon adds enormous fuel to this smoldering prewar scene with the bloom, a sudden appearance in 1918 of psychic talents affecting about one in 1,000 people. It’s suggested that this manifestation was produced by the mass trauma of the Great War. Kim’s psychic gift is spill, which causes others to reveal their deepest secrets to her. The Nazis are a decade ahead of the British in finding military uses for psychics, and Kim is drawn into a quixotic attempt to foil a Nazi plan for invading England, risking her heart and her life in the “tawdry, morally wretched” game of spying. Kenyon’s finely tuned historical atmospherics and her sure-handed development of even minor characters make this novel a superb adventure, worthy to launch a distinguished historical fantasy series. (July)

Available for preorder:

Signed copy. A Book for All Seasons, Leavenworth, WA

www.amazon.com

Barnes and Noble

Indie Bound

The Best Little Writing Conference in the West

What do Steven Barnes, Agent DongWon Song, and indie publishing guru Anthea Lawson Sharp  all have in common? A: They’ll all be in Wenatchee WA for Write on the River in 4 weeks!

Anthea Lawson Sharp on Indie Publishing

Join us on the sunny side of Washington State for a day-and-a-half conference on the beautiful campus of Wenatchee Valley College. The Write on the River Conference annually attracts approximately 120  writers to learn from the experts, this year including nationally recognized writing teachers like Steven Barnes and Wendy Call.

Yes, we’re small, and proud of it! Our events and programming give you a chance for personal feedback and interaction with twelve expert presenters. Plus it’s fun! Join us for Saturday workshops, a Sunday morning fiction seminar, and then spend Sunday afternoon touring the wine country, renting bikes on the loop route along the Columbia, or hiking the beautiful sage-filled hills!

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My Norwescon Schedule

Tomorrow is April 13, so if you’re in the Seattle area, that means Norwescon is here again!

I hope to see new friends and old over the next few days. If you get a chance to drop by my reading, it will be on Saturday at noon (Cascade 2). I’ll read from my upcoming book, At the Table of Wolves.

Also, I’ll be at these panels: Read More…

Cover release, At the Table of Wolves

So pleased to share the lovely cover of my next book, a paranormal spy novel! The book will be published by Saga Press on July 11, 2017, and is available for pre-order at your favorite e-retailers.

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy meets X-Men in a classic British espionage story. A young woman must go undercover and use her superpowers to discover a secret Nazi plot and stop an invasion of England.

In 1936, there are paranormal abilities that have slowly seeped into the world, brought to the surface by the suffering of the Great War. The research to weaponize these abilities in England has lagged behind Germany, but now it’s underway at an ultra-secret site called Monkton Hall.

Kim Tavistock, a woman with the talent of the spill—drawing out truths that people most wish to hide—is among the test subjects at the facility. When she wins the confidence of caseworker Owen Cherwell, she is recruited to a mission to expose the head of Monkton Hall—who is believed to be a German spy.

As she infiltrates the upper-crust circles of some of England’s fascist sympathizers, she encounters dangerous opponents, including the charismatic Nazi officer Erich von Ritter, and discovers a plan to invade England. No one believes an invasion of the island nation is possible, not Whitehall, not even England’s Secret Intelligence Service. Unfortunately, they are wrong, and only one woman, without connections or training, wielding her Talent of the spill and her gift for espionage, can stop it.